When planning a British Airways Tier Point run the magical 2000 mile mark is very important as it differentiates short haul from long haul. This is the secret to getting those mega tier point run routes.
With some assistance from the Oneworld Interactive Map (searched by distance >3129km), I have tried to succinctly bunch all the routes which are classified as long haul for tier points. Please let me know if I have missed something from the list.
There is no hard and fast rule which routes over 2000 miles I have not included. I went by the general guidelines of:
- I'll mention a few cities in the general direction just over 2000 miles, e.g. Doha – Sofia which is exactly 2000 miles, but expect you to realise some city pairs roughly the same direction e.g. Doha-Milan/Rome will be longer.
- And the vague “if I didn't know there's a good chance many others didn't know either” (!)
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From London: Tel Aviv (TLV), Beirut (BEY), Cairo (CAI), Amman (AMM)
Notable exception: Larnaca, which is just over 2000 miles but earns 80 Tier Points in Business Class rather than 140.
From Madrid: Tel Aviv
From Helsinki: Lisbon, Malaga, Tel Aviv
LATAM (until September 2020)
From Lima: Montevideo (MVD), Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Montego Bay (MBJ), Punta Cana (PUJ), Cancun (CUN), Havana (HAV)
From Sao Paulo: Lima (LIM), Bogota (BOG)
From Buenos Aires: Recife (REC)
From Santiago de Chile: Guayaquil (GYE), Easter Island (IPC), Quito (UIO)
Royal Air Maroc (from 1st April 2020)
From Casablanca (CMN): Stockholm (ARN), Istanbul (IST), Antalya (AYT), Beirut (BEY), Amman (AMM), Cairo (CAI), N'Djamena (NDJ), Malabo (SSG), Douala (DLA)
Note every flight to the Middle East is over 2000 miles. Royal Air Maroc flies to several destinations there.
Also for future reference, should Royal Air Maroc ever fly to any Baltic states or other Northern Scandinavian destinations, these would also qualify. For reference Casablanca-Oslo is 2038 miles and Casablanca-Vilnius (the most southerly of Baltic states) is 2165 miles.
From Amman (AMM): Copenhagen (CPH), Paris (CDG), Amsterdam (AMS), Madrid (MAD), London (LHR)
From New York (JFK): Seattle (SEA), Las Vegas (LAS), Phoenix (PHX), Tucson (TUS)
From Boston: Los Angeles (LAX),
From Phoenix: Boston (BOS), New York (JFK, EWR), Philadelphia (PHL), Anchorage (ANC), Hawaii (HNL, OGG, KOA, LIH)
From Miami: Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX)
From Dallas – Fort Worth: San Juan (SJU)
From Los Angeles: Anchorage (ANC), Charlotte (CLT), Washington Dulles (IAD), Tampa (TPA), Pittsburgh (PIT), Hawaii (HNL, OGG, KOA, LIH)
From Tokyo (NRT): Hanoi
Note nearly every other international flight is under 2000 miles, or very well clear of 2000 miles.
From Sydney: Perth (PER), Broome (BME)
From Brisbane (BNE): Broome (BME), Port Hedland (PHE), Perth (PER)
From Perth (PER): Sydney (SYD), Brisbane (BNE), Singapore (SIN)
Note just about any non-New Zealand international flight out of Melbourne and Canberra are over 2000 miles.
From Doha: Belgrade (BEG), Sarajevo (SJJ), Moscow (DME), Sofia (SOF), Thiruvananthapuram (TRV), Chennai (MAA), Kiev (KBP), Male (MLE), Skopje (SKP), Nairobi (NBO), Mombasa (MBA), Seychelles, Kathmandu (KTM), Entebbe (EBB), Kilimanjaro (JRO), Colombo (CMB)
From Hong Kong: Jakarta (CGK), Denpasar (DPS), Surabaya (SUB), Sapporo (CTS)
From Kuala Lumpur: Taipei (TPE), Kathmandu (KTM), Mumbai (BOM), Delhi (DEL), Nanjing (NKG), Shanghai (PVG), Perth (PER)
From Kota Kinabalu (BKI): Tokyo (NRT), Perth (PER)
Sri Lankan Airlines
From Colombo (CMB): Dammam(DMM), Bahrain (BAH), Doha (DOH), Dubai (DXB) Abu Dhabi (AUH), Jakarta (CGK)
To try and help distinguish, domestic flights are in italics.
From Moscow (DME): Malaga (AGP), Alicante (ALC), Valencia (VLC), Ibiza (IBZ), Reykjavik (KEF), Tenerife South (TFS), Urumqi (URC) Krasnoyarsk (KJA), Abakan (ABA), Bratsk (BTK)
From St. Petersburg (LED): Alicante (ALC)
From Novosibirsk (OVB): Anapa (AAQ) Vladivostok (VVO), Khabarovsk (KHV), Sochi (AER), Krasnodar (KRR), Magadan (GDX), Minsk (MSQ – Belarus), Simferopol (SIP – Ukraine), Yerevan (EVN – Armenia), Batumi (BUS – Georgia), Seoul (ICN), Dubai (DXB)
From Irkutsk (IKT): Hong Kong (HKG), Tokyo (NRT)
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